Northlight Theatre Announces MAUDE MAGGART IN CONCERT: A One-Night Only Event Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.

Maude promo image - medNorthlight Theatre, hosting a rare Chicago appearance, presents Maude Maggart in Concert, a special one-night-only concert event.  Maude Maggart in Concert will take place Saturday, April 20 at 9:00 p.m. at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd.

“Maude is one of the rising stars of the national Jazz Cabaret scene,” says Tim Evans, Northlight’s Executive Director.  “Her talent as an intelligent interpreter of the contemporary American Songbook is extraordinary and we are honored to present her in this exclusive Chicago appearance.”

Born and raised in New York City, Maude Maggart started her performing career in the clubs of New York and Los Angeles.  The young celebrated chanteuse created a stir in Hollywood with her debut show at the Gardenia, when The Los Angeles Times said, “Maude Maggart’s talent and imagination offer hope for the future of cabaret.”  Fostered by Andrea Marcovicci and Michael Feinstein, Maude has performed at Feinstein’s in Manhattan, the Plush Room in San Francisco, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, and the Oak Room at the Algonquin in New York City.  She has exploded into one of today’s most compelling international concert artists, and has been hailed as “bewitching” by The New York Times, “utterly enchanting” by the New York Post, “stunning” by the Los Angeles Times and “transfixing” by New York Magazine.

Maude is the scion of an acclaimed show business family: her grandmother starred in the George White Scandals of 1926; her grandfather was the star vocalist for the famed Harry James Big Band; her parents met while performing with Lauren Bacall in the Broadway musical Applause; and her sister is pop singer/songwriter Fiona Apple.

“Ms. Maggart is the most emotional and vulnerable singer you’re likely to experience anywhere…When Ms. Maggart begins singing, she instantaneously, right before our eyes, teleports herself back to the era and into the heart of the song. She’s being it rather than merely talking about it,” saysThe Wall Street Journal.

Regular tickets are $45, and VIP tickets are $100.  In addition to the best seats, VIP tickets include a pre-show reception (7:00 p.m.) with complimentary beverages, appetizers, and a meet & greet with the artist.

The Box Office is located at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, in Skokie.  Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, and Saturdays 12:00pm-5:00pm. On performance days, the box office hours are extended through showtime. The Box Office is closed on Sundays, except on performance days when it is open two hours prior to showtime.

Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community.

Now in its 38th season, the organization has mounted nearly 200 productions, including over 40 world premieres.  Northlight has earned 151 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 28 Awards.  As one of the area’s premier theatre companies, Northlight is a regional magnet for critical and professional acclaim, as well as talent of the highest quality.

Northlight is supported in part by generous contributions from The Allyn Foundation; Arts Midwest; Blackman Kallick Bartelstein, LLP; BMO Harris Bank; Draft FCB; the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; ComEd, An Exelon Company; Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Ernst & Young; Evanston Community Foundation; Gand Music & Sound; The Homestead Hotel; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; The Irving Harris Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; Kirkland & Ellis Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Madison Dearborn Partners; Melvoin Award for Playwriting; Modestus Bauer Foundation; North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation; Nuveen Investments; The Offield Family Foundation; The Pauls Foundation; Pioneer Press; Quince at the Homestead; Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation; Room & Board; Sanborn Family Foundation; Shubert Foundation; Skokie Fine Arts Council; Sullivan Family Foundation; and Tom Stringer Design Partners